Volcanoes in Secondary!

This term secondary classes have been exploring ‘Volcanoes’ and within the topic have been looking at states of matter including solids, liquid and gases. S4 really enjoyed watching volcano experiments including: dropping mentos in a diet coke bottle to make the coke erupt, as well as mixing oil, water, and food colouring with a vitamin c tablet which made the bubbles rise and lower. They have been working hard at sorting ‘solid’ visuals versus ‘liquid’ visuals with appropriate support. S1 have also enjoyed the experiments and have been sorting ‘solid’, ‘liquid’ and ‘gases’ following exploration of the 3 different states. Pupils were encouraged to pour water and paint (for liquid examples), blowing up a balloon and watching at a boiling kettle (YouTube video- gas examples) and holding classroom and kitchen items (solid examples).